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Climate change, get it? So yes, that’s a single frame comic and this is not Happy Monday. But I wanted to write commentary. The first thing someone is going to say is that pennies falling from great heights, such as perhaps the top of the Empire State Building, would kill people standing on the ground. Here is just one article describing the science of falling pennies. In an airless environment pennies would reach a velocity of 200+ miles per hour. Pretty much any object would, and be lethal. But pennies fall more like sheets of paper, tumbling over and over, than like bullets which are aerodynamically designed to be stable in flight. A bowling ball might kill you because its weight gives it a higher terminal velocity even in an atmosphere. A ball point pen might be dangerous, even lethal, if it fell straight down like an arrow shot from a bow. Pennies from heaven would be safe. Since actual climate change is a political issue, I will move on without further comment.

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I first thought this was a parody, then I really hoped it was a parody. But no, this is a real product. You can cover your flute, saxophone, oboe and more. Click here to visit McCormick’s Instrument Covers and “hold the germs, not the sound.”

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2020 huh? Sometimes it gives you global pandemics or category 4 hurricanes. And sometimes cabbages spill all over the highway. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving… gifts that no one wants and can’t be returned.

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Last week we speculated on the possibility of having two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. While that historic event did not occur, Hurricane Laura became one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall in the United States. Laura was a strong category 4 hurricane, almost a cat 5. Katrina, for comparison, was only a 3. Pray for everyone that has been and continues to be affected by this storm. It will soon be time to put our differences aside and go be the body of Christ. So far the pandemic has not stopped people from being generous with their time and financial resources. That fact is at least encouraging. Continue reading

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Hostess Iced Latte is a real product btw, not a clever parody. They come in Ding Dongs, Twinkies, Honey Bun and sno balls flavors. Brought to you by 2020, the gift that keeps on giving.

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This is post #52 of the Satur-deja Vu! Technically we spent a few weeks trying to settle on a title. We tried Week in Review, A Look Back, and other lame generic titles such as Hindsight Being 20/20. It has been a little over 52 weeks (we missed at least one) since Satur-deja Vu became a regular feature here at The Master’s Table. Since then we have gained over 100 followers. Here is a link to Saur-deja Vu #1 if you want to think back to a simpler time. Continue reading

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I thought about it, back when I worked with middle and high school students. They had chapel five days a week and twice on Sunday (no joke). I never actually planned it. I can’t imagine pitching that idea to the administration, but many times during chapel services I looked at the width of the aisles, the size of the stage (it was massive) and considered the angle I would need for the ramp. Ergun Caner is a man familiar with controversy. Continue reading

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The most American thing you will see today:

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Unless you leave your house and go to pretty much any public place where masks are “required.” There you will see folks wearing masks over their mouths only, as chin straps, or pulled completely down to their necks. I said my bit about face masks a couple of weeks ago, not re-preaching that sermon. Hopefully the image made you smile. Welcome to the Satur-deja Vu. Continue reading

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I ordered them in April, sent two emails to the seller, asked my Facebook friends what they thought, then finally received a set of Loch Ness ladles last week. Here is one peering from my semi-famous Brunswick stew. Continue reading

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Screenshot 2020-07-18 at 7.22.13 AMSome way, somehow, wearing a mask in the United States has become an issue split down ideological lines. I hesitate to say party lines because it’s not that clearly drawn but people tend to fall into two camps; Those who wear a paper or cloth mask when going out in public because it is useful in containing the spread of the virus, by protecting others and possibly one’s self.  Also in the mask camp are those that aren’t sure of effectiveness but realize wearing one is expected, sometimes required, and they figure it can’t hurt anything. Those not wearing masks are taking a stand on freedom. I’ve read a lot of slippery slope speeches, claiming that if we give up one or two basic liberties that’s a first step in losing all our freedom and liberty. I have friends in real life that claim wearing a mask now, in the middle of a global pandemic – which many other countries have done a much better job getting under control – will lead to the government telling us in the near future what to wear, what kind of car to drive, who we can be friends with, etc. Continue reading